Jacques Villeneuve uninjured after flipping WRC car, will drive teammate’s car this weekend at Norway
Jun 12, 2014, 2:03 PM EDT
Jacques Villeneuve was uninjured, but that’s more than can be said for his Peugeot 208 Supercar, which Villeneuve rolled during a test session in Sweden on Wednesday, according to Racer.com.
The damage cannot be repaired in time for this weekend’s World Rallycross Championship event in Norway, and there’s a question whether it can be repaired for the next WRC event two weeks from now in Finland, the fourth round of the series.
The Racer.com report also stated that Andy Scott, Villeneuve’s teammate and team principal of Albatec Racing, has agreed to give up his own ride for Villeneuve this weekend.
Villeneuve is looking for a better performance in Norway than his first WRC race, the season opener in Portugal early last month, where he failed to score even one point.
Villeneuve missed the second race on the WRC schedule (England) due to competing in the Indianapolis 500. It was his first return to the Brickyard since winning the 1995 Indy 500.
Villeneuve finished a respectable 14th in his return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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